We all get very busy. There are many different tasks that need to get done every day. Not only do most people have to get up and get to work for eight hours a day but there are many jobs that need to be completed in the home life. This can seem to get out of hand or overwhelming at times. Where do all the hours go? When this occurs often the thoughts go to all the things still not completed. Sometimes this is thought about as when the tasks get completed then there will be time for other things or perhaps some games.
To keep good feeling going and also get some more exercise it needs to be kept in mind to go and have some fun. Even if that is a walk or going out to coffee with friends, a movie, or perhaps shopping it gives the mind a chance to relax. One of the parts of life that gets ignored sometimes is enjoying the outdoors. It gets cold and it is easier not to get all dressed up to go outside. But the air is good for people and the sunshine even though it may be cold. Taking a walk is refreshing and again gives the mind and body enjoyment. This is important to keep balance and stay away from the “cabin fever” that can occur from being inside too much.
The tasks will get done sooner or later and we all need to remember that smiles and laughter are very good for the soul, the body, the mind and to keep life balanced. It’s easy to get down with things to do and the shorter days. Be sure to get in the sun and simply enjoy the days. Even the cold day and crisp air.
If a person finds that the task completion takes the forefront all the time, it is probably an indication that just plain fun is needed. Outdoor recreation is a great way to keep the balance.… READ MORE ...
North Central Washington is home to a great many attractions, both natural and man made. Some of the most beautiful things to see and places to go in the region though are located in gorgeous outdoor settings. Here are just three great things to check out during a trip to North Central Washington.
Grand Coulee Dam
Grand Coulee Dam was constructed way back in the late 1930s and was at the time the largest concrete structure in the world. The dam has brought many benefits to the region including hydroelectric power, recreational opportunities on the water backed up behind it, and irrigation for agricultural purposes. Tours of the dam can be had by visitors and are truly enlightening. Viewing the nightly laser light show that is shown on the water pouring out of the spillway is something that should not missed.
Located just south of Leavenworth, the Icicle Canyon is one of the more beautiful rugged areas to be seen in North Central Washington. There are a number of hiking trails that lead through the canyon, as well as up the surrounding hillsides and into surrounding wilderness. Icicle Creek flows through the canyon, raging at times, and empties into the Wenatchee River right on the outskirts of Leavenworth. Icicle Canyon is also popular with long distance backpackers and rock climbers too.
North Cascades Highway
One of the prettiest scenic drives that can be experienced in the entire United States can be found in beautiful North Central Washington. The North Cascades Highway is a high altitude route across the northern Cascade Mountains. The area gets so much snow that the highway is usually closed for four to five months each and every winter. There are high mountain peaks, tall waterfalls, and dense forests to view while traveling over the North Cascades Highway. There are also a number of great recreational activities that can be participated in throughout the region that the highway passes through.… READ MORE ...